Defending champion Jan O Jorgensen, is out of Denmark Open 2011 – Heart problems  
Published on 21/10/2011     Source :

 Jan Ø. Jøergensen should have played his third round here at Denmark Open today after having defeated 5. Seeded Du Pengyu yesterday, but is now out of the tournament on a count of heart problems and Chen Long wins on walkover.

Jan Ø. Jørgensen had tests this morning and even though the scans were fine one of the blood tests was irregular and doctors have advised Jan not to play this evening.

Doctors are not yet sure what is wrong but according to the player himself it is some kind of virus on the heart.

- - Last weekend I was out to dinner and I noticed some extra activity. My heart started pounding af my throat constricted. It was very uncomfortable. As a consequence I called my doctor and scheduled some tests.

-It’s really a shame; I am not in luck at the moment which is annoying because I really wanted to play. On the bright side I am still undefeated at Denmark Open, he jokes.

This evening Jan Ø. Jørgensen is going to be admitted at Gentofte Hospital for observation. It is not yet certain for how long.

Of course Jan is unhappy that he misses out on Denmark Open but says.

- - I don’t know it’s going to affect my carrier or my participation in the upcoming tournaments. I need to sort this out and everything else is of no importance. When something like this happens badminton becomes very small concerne.


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